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Six times better? Ottolock upgrades to the new Hexband technology

New Otto Design product review – The Hexband has a load of new features but is the new Hexband lock six times better than the Ottolock?

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Review : Castelli Emergency Weather Jacket

The Castelli Emergency jacket is designed as an on the go, pocket packable protection jacket, I took it on a few trips to find out really how good it is.

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Not a Park Tool, but Silca Ypsilon Wrench

Just another Y wrench? Geeking out on some bike tools this week. As with many of Silca’s products which catch my eye, their latest tool called Ypsilon – a y wrench I could not resist. (In case you were wondering, Ypsilon is from the 16th century and means the 20th letter of the greek alphabet […]

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Blake, the on the bike chino pant by Chrome Industries

Blake Overview Chrome Industries have been at the apparel game for a while now with some hits and misses. About 2 months ago I wondered into the PDX store to check out their new trouser called the Blake. I ended up walking away with a pair. The Blake is their latest trouser design. It’s smarter […]

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Knog Blinder LED Bike Light

There’s a lot of rechargeable tail lights on the market and the Knog Blinder MOB comes in as one of the top ones. The Knog Blinder is a small, seatposted mounted, no fuss, well designed good looking LED light.

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Coming Soon – Atlas and Odyssey rain jackets from Showerspass

Rain season is just around the corner , read up on ShowersPass latest mixed use jackets.

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Rapha 2018 Lightweight Brevet Cycling Jersey

The updated 2018 Rapha Brevet line includes some great new products like their active t shirt, bibs with pockets, and performance lightweight materials. All allow you to travel further and lighter, (#packlightravelfar I think is their hashtag )by making products designed for heat, exploration and overnight drying materials which helps when on the road multiple […]

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Rapha Technical T Shirt, part of the 2018 Explore collection

The Rapha Brevet line received a few key upgrades in 2018, one product I talk about is the lightweight Brevet Jersey in prior posts. Then there is technical T Shirt inspired by performance roadwear, made with technical fabrics to support activities on and off the bike. Technical T-Shirt Materials and Fit Constructed from various grades of […]

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Review: Giant Surge Team Road Shoes

Shoes are, undeniably, one of the top 5 items that determine your comfort and power on a bike.  It’s important to note that shoes are like gloves because there are lots of shapes, sizes and colours and everyone’s preference is slightly different. It sounds obvious but for reviewing purposes but it’s also important to point […]

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Product review: Apidura Saddle Pack, pack it all in touring

If you’re considering any type of multi-day trip, bikepacking or even a simple overnighter, you will need to be able to transport the right gear plus the essentials to ensure you are bike prepared but also comfortable for unexpected conditions.

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Review : A worthy trail tool? Wolftooth Pack Pliers

After a great experience with Wolftooth re-mote dropper lever, I was excited to get my hands on these Wolftooth pack-pliers. It’s the kinda thing that the bike nerds in us love, precisely engineered, unique and functional with an aura of cool.

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Tech: Wolftooth ReMote Dropper Lever

The Wolftooth dropper lever for your mountain or gravel bike – With a slight change from the regular pace, we have a tech review on the widely praised Wolftooth dropper lever.

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Coming Soon : Yakima Bike Rack and Roof Racks

Just in time for the summer season. I have been working on a teardown of the latest yakima roof rack. The roof rack is a versatile piece of gear allowing you to carry bikes, skis, snowboards and boats of various sizes. Stay tuned for more info.

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DoubleDarn – Portland Handcrafted Cycling Caps

If you have been cycling for a while you probably already know some of the functional benefits of under-the-helmet caps. You have probably also tried a few and found that not all of them are the same. Different fits, brims, shapes and sizes along with materials , prints and colours lead to a lot of […]

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Tech: Care for your waterproof gear

We spend a lot of time choosing our gear carefully and as we know cycling gear is expensive! especially when it comes to all waterproof wear. But do you know how to keep your Rapha softshell going strong? Your Castelli Gabba still stretchy or your favourite Showers Pass shedding through the spring?

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Chrome Kadet Product Review

I have been slinging this guy around the city for a while now. Mainly on small in-city runs to and from meetings where I needed a few essentials but not a massive chrome bag full. Here’s what I found:

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Garmin vs Wahoo computers

Garmin vs Wahoo

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Dealing with waterproof

Coming soon an in-depth look at tech and dealing with waterproof garments. Use and care and how to get the best from your expensive bike gear. Some tips and tricks straight from Nikwax and a host of fabric tech info.

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Winter Boots – Shimano MW7 2017/2018

  I’m in my second year of this boot now. Last weekend I completed a 6hr, 38degree ride in them, complete with a stream crossing, rain and about 4 miles of bike hiking in the snow (see buckyrides on facebook for pictures). I can still say that they live up to their glory.

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Daybot by PDW – Is a locally designed, consciously crafted bike light a fallacy?

The PDW Daybot is a $35 rear light specifically designed so it’s effective during daylight hours